Common Teveten side effects
diarrhea or a stomachache.
There may be additional side effects; this is not a comprehensive list. For medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects to the FDA.
Teveten may interact with other drugs, supplements, or herbal remedies you may be taking. When a substance modifies how a drug functions, there is an interaction. This could be harmful or stop the medication from working properly.
Your doctor needs to carefully monitor all of your medications to help you avoid interactions. Tell your doctor about all of your current prescriptions, vitamins, and herbal remedies. To learn how this medication may interact with another medication you are taking, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of medications that may interact with Teveten:
Benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, altace, and trandolapril are examples of ACE inhibitors. Benazepril is sold under the brand names Lotensin, Capoten, and Enalapril.
Tekamlo, Amturnide, and Tekturna;
hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills;
water pills, or diuretics;
amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Procanbid), quinidine (Quin-G), and sotalol (Betapace, Betapace AF, Sorine, Sotylize) are examples of medications used to treat heart rhythm problems;
insulin or diabetes medications taken orally;
drugs used to treat mental illnesses, including ziprasidone (Geodon), aripiprazole (Abilify), and haloperidol (Haldol);
rifampin (Rifamate, Rimactane, and Rifadin);
or seizure medication
Other medications may interact with Teveten; the list provided is not exhaustive.
Benefits of Teveten
Teveten works by relaxing the blood vessels to lower blood pressure. Blood flow is enhanced and the workload on the heart is lessened as a result.
Congestive heart failure can also be treated with Teveten in combination with other medications.
Teveten and other angiotensin II receptor blockers are used to treat high blood pressure either alone or in combination with other medications (such as ACE inhibitors, diuretics, or calcium channel blockers).
Risks of Teveten
Upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, and headache are Teveten's most frequent side effects.
Teveten may also make you feel faint. Driving and using large machinery should be avoided until you understand how Teveten affects you.
Teveten may lower blood pressure, which can cause lightheadedness or fainting. Slowly getting up from a sitting or lying down position can help to mitigate this issue.
Teveten may also harm the kidneys. If you use this medication for an extended period of time, your doctor will check your kidney function.
Teveten can harm the developing baby, so you shouldn't take it while you're expecting or nursing. Teveten should be stopped and a doctor should be contacted right away if you become pregnant while taking the medication.
Teveten may also interact with various other medications, including lithium, ACE inhibitors, aliskiren, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, cimetidine, digoxin, diuretics, heart rhythm medications, insulin or oral diabetes medications, psychiatric medication, nelfinavir, rifampin, seizure medication, or steroids.
In order for your doctor to check for any potential drug interactions, be sure to inform him or her of all the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Teveten shouldn't be abruptly stopped because doing so could make your condition worse. Prior to stopping the medication entirely, your doctor will gradually reduce your dose.
Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: